Pharmaceutical Sciences, BS

Pharmaceutical scientists help develop new medications and improve existing drugs, advancing healthcare. 

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Program Intro

By studying pharmaceutical sciences, you can actively contribute to the development of treatments for various diseases and medical conditions, potentially improving the quality of life for countless individuals.

80 Units

*79-80 units

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24 Required Major Courses

*24-28 required major courses

100 % Christian Faculty and Staff

Why Study Pharmaceutical Sciences at CBU?

Research and learn in laboratories

At CBU, pharmaceutical sciences courses are taught by full-time faculty members in state-of-the-art labs, giving students both hands-on experience and individual attention. CBU is a medium-sized university. This means, unlike tiny schools, we have very well-equipped modern labs, and unlike very large schools we give our students extensive training and hands-on time with advanced lab equipment. Additionally, the chemistry department regularly hires current students to assist with preparing solutions, maintaining equipment and even teaching some introductory labs, allowing for paid opportunities to gain experience and build your resume outside the classroom.

Prepare for a career in the field

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical sciences can continue on to graduate programs in pharmacy (PharmD) and related areas in addition to entry-level pharmaceutical research, sales and industry positions.

What You'll Learn

Upon completion of the BS in Pharmaceutical Sciences, students will be able to:

Program Details

BIO 440: Pharmacology

This course will introduce the student to basic and clinical pharmacology as related to the promotion of health and alleviation of disease. The course will consider drug absorption, distribution, metabolism, elimination, and pharmacodynamic effects on the human body. 

CHE 443: Biochemistry I with Lab

A survey of the chemical reactions in living systems. Attention given to enzymes.

BIO 305: Microbiology with Lab

A general survey of microorganisms with an emphasis on bacteria. The study includes morphologic characteristics, growth, reproduction, metabolism, genetics and taxonomy of bacteria; a general survey of viruses, fungi, protozoans and algae; and microbiology of food, water, soil and industry.

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Bruce Prins, Ph.D.

Professor of Biology
Department Chair, Biological Sciences
Program Director, M.S. in Biomedical Sciences

Office Phone: 951-343-4266
Office Location: James Building, 461

Patrick Schacht, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Department Chair, Chemical Sciences

Office Phone: 951-552-8819
Office Location: James Building, 464


Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's pharmaceutical sciences bachelor's program will be well prepared for various careers and/or graduate school. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Pharmacist
  • Doctor
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson

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